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Caption: Cornstone from Huntley Hill, Brechin, Angus.
Description: A specimen of nodular cornstone from Huntley Hill, half a mile south of Brae of Pert, two and a half miles north-east of Brechin, Angus. A Lower Old Red Sandstone nodular cornstone. British Geological Survey Petrology Collection sample number MC 7665. A dark grey-brown compact limestone composed of finely divided turbid calcite, recrystallized along dessication cracks to a coarser grain. The county of Angus has practically no limestones of economic value. South-east of the Highland Boundary Fault the county is composed of rocks of Old Red Sandstone age. In the lower division of this formation there is a well marked bed of cornstone which was formerly worked in a line of quarries near Brechin. Cornstones in the Upper Old Red Sandstone were once quarried at Bodden Point, two miles south of Montrose. Neither cornstones are of economic significance today.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
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